Aries Horoscope (March 21 - April 19)
Your ruling planet is Mars.
This is a time of potential empowerment for you Aries, but of a special kind that values inner knowing over outer achievement. In the lead-up to your birthday time, you are merging into a fun-house mirror view of your days that bespeaks more of strangeness than familiarity, and of many insights to be gained. You are looking under the covers of all your motivation from a truly inner perspective, including relationships and the practical side of soul development. You may pass through several stages that are each distinct as the weeks go by, punctuated by the Mercury retrograde beginning March 12th in your identity sector and the powerful New Moon there on March 22nd. Don’t be surprised if you come out the other end in mid-April feeling quite differently about yourself and your world.
As the month begins you are feeling the undertow of your ruler, Mars, in retrograde motion in your sector of service and day-to-day issues. Mars changes to direct motion on April 13th, but does not escape his retrograde shadow until late in the month. The areas of life ruled by the sixth sector include health concerns and fitness regimens as well as your work life, and any and all of these areas could be subject to reversals of one kind or another. You might be seeing things in a different way, especially since there is simultaneously a strong pull to the inside represented by the previous New Moon in your sector of dream imagination. Your dreams might be very real to you now, and could even seem precognitive. Your waking powers of intuition are also potent now and give you better information than you can get through other sources. It’s all very logical when you think it through; we operate in the normal way of thought from a very imperfect state of knowledge, but no such limitation applies to the power of intuition, which cuts through both false logic and faulty facts. And who after all knows you better than your Higher Self? It is in fact these powerful intimations from deep inside that can give you important clues for finding your way forward. You are fumbling – as Sarah McLaughlin famously put it –toward the ecstasy that surrounds you at every moment without your knowledge, or at least without the knowledge that your conscious mind is capable of grasping. With the Full Moon of Thursday, March 8th, you are coming to a place of relative calm and a plateau of understanding. You have likely carried certain realizations forward into this balance point which just precedes the retrograde of Mercury in your sign, on Monday the 12th. Mercury in retrograde could signal yet another shift in the energy. Introspection was already the watchword for this period and now, even more so. The Last Quarter Moon of Wednesday, March 14th, is another relatively important point in this particular moth’s cycle, because a Grand trine is formed in earth signs between your ruler Mars, the career transformation represented by Pluto, and Jupiter in your resources sector. There are benefits in terms of professional life and probable financial rewards that have been building, but more importantly this mid-month time period that is just getting underway represents the most recent stage in a journey of transformation that affects you deeply and that involves future career moves. You are seeing things differently than you have in the past, and the accumulated changes are beginning to tip the scale toward an approach that is more fully in alignment with your inner sense of knowing. This transformation has been many months in the making and will take many more. Everything that is worth having is worth waiting for. Inner work provides the key that opens the lock to a more integrated self-concept. Your focus is on outer achievement now but that is just the other side of the same coin. The Spring Equinox takes place on Monday the 19th and is always high energy for you as the Sun makes its yearly entrance into your sign. The subsequent New Moon a few days later, taking place on Thursday, March 22nd, is a powerful one for you and highlights the next important section of this monthly period. You might feel a deep healing connection to the cosmos. The strong intuitional presence that has been with you lately is now even stronger, and is capable of helping you solve many riddles, both within you and pertaining to your outer life as well.